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Cablegate: Rwanda Special Self Help Program: Obligation

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DE RUEHLGB #0804/01 3350815
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P 010815Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY KIGALI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6467

UNCLAS KIGALI 000804

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR AF/EPS AND AFR/DP/PAB
AID/W FOR AFR/OP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON AFIN EGOV RW
SUBJECT: RWANDA SPECIAL SELF HELP PROGRAM: OBLIGATION
STATUS REPORT FY 2009

1. (U) Summary: On November 16, 2009 Ambassador Symington
signed grant agreements with ten beneficiaries for a total of
$75,000 for the Ambassador's Self Help Program for FY 2009.
Post has fully obligated all of the Ambassador's Special
Self-Help Program funds in FY 2009.

2. (U) Project(s) summary and status as follows:

A. Project Number: SHF-9-696-01
Project Name: Soap manufacturing
Grantee: Alliance des Jeunes du Rwanda
Beneficiaries: 70
U.S. Contribution: $8,377
Date Obligated: November 16, 2009
Description: Funds will be used to purchase chemical
mixing equipment and supplies to make soap. This will provide
employment and income to 70 members of the cooperative.


B. Project Number: SHF-9-696-02
Project Name: Sewing workshop
Grantee: Ineza Sewing and Tailoring Cooperative
Beneficiaries: 50
U.S. Contribution: $8,702
Date Obligated: November 16, 2009
Description: Funds will be used to purchase sewing
machines, supplies and furniture, which will allow the
cooperative to expand operations and increase sales.

C. Project Number:-9-696-03
Project Name: Pineapple juice processing
Grantee: Cooperative Urumuri
Beneficiaries: 15
U.S. Contribution: $8,232
Date Obligated: November 16, 2009
Description: Funds will be used to buy pineapple
seedlings, equipment and supplies to process juice for sale
in
local market.

D. Project Number: SHF-9-696-04
Project Name: Wool processing
Grantee: Cooperative de Develloppement Rural (CODERU)
Beneficiaries: 102
U.S. Contribution: $7,649
Date Obligated: November 16, 2009
Description: Funds will be used to buy supplies for
construction of a sheep kraal and pay for training in wool
processing. The cooperative seeks to produce and market
wool handicraft items for the local and tourist market.

E. Project Number: SHF-9-696-05
Project Name: Poultry
Grantee: Aveh Umurerwa
Beneficiaries: 98
U.S. Contribution: $8,647
Date Obligated: November 16, 2009
Description: Funds will be used to buy supplies for
construction of a poultry shelter and chicks. The eggs and
poultry produced by the cooperative will be sold to the
local market.

F. Project Number: SHF-9-696-06
Project Name: Jewelry
Grantee: Buranga Women's Cooperative
Beneficiaries: 38
U.S. Contribution: $5,644
Date Obligated: November 16, 2009
Description: Funds will be used to buy supplies for
construction of portable varnishing drying equipment. This
will allow the cooperative to expand production and
improve the quality of its products.

G. Project Number: SHF-9-696-07
Project Name: Pigs
Grantee: Teganya Mworozi
Beneficiaries: 20
U.S. Contribution: $3,305
Date Obligated: November 16, 2009
Description: Funds will be used to buy supplies for
construction of a pigsty. The pigs will be sold in the
local market, providing additonal income to the
cooperative members.

H. Project Number: SHF-9-696-08
Project Name: Pineapple production
Grantee: Cooperative Korukire
Beneficiaries: 100
U.S. Contribution: $7,178

Date Obligated: November 16, 2009
Description: Funds will be used to buy hoes, spades and
other supplies to start a pineapple farm to produce
pineapples for sale to the local market.

I. Project Number: SHF-9-696-09
Project Name: Mushrooms
Grantee: Cooperative Igihozo
Beneficiaries: 115
U.S. Contribution: $8,818
Date Obligated: November 16, 2009
Description: Funds will be used to buy supplies for the
construction of a mushroom shelter. The cooperative will
sell the mushrooms on the local market to provide
additional income to the cooperative.

J. Project Number: SHF-9-696-10
Project Name: Honey production
Grantee: Union Des Cooperatives Apicoles de Gishwati
(UNICOAPIGI)
Beneficiaries: 551
U.S. Contribution: $8,448
Date Obligated: November 16, 2009
Description: Funds will be used to buy equipment for
honey processing. The cooperative will sell the processed
honey on the local market to provide additional income to
the cooperative.
SYMINGTON

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